The Miami Marlins and shortstop Jose Reyes agreed to terms on a six-year deal Sunday, sources told ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney.
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Sources told ESPNDeportesLosAngeles.com earlier Sunday that the Marlins offered Reyes a deal worth a minumum of $111 million.
According to the sources, Miami would pay Reyes $106 million for six years, with an option for a seventh year for $22 million. If they decide not to use the option, they would pay Reyes $5 million.
Earlier in the offseason, Miami offered Reyes a six-year, $90 million deal, which he rejected.
Reyes, 28, is coming off the best year in his career. He hit .337 for the New York Mets to win his first batting title. In nine years, all with the Mets, he has batted .292 with 370 steals and 740 runs scored.
Signing Reyes, the best shortstop available during the winter, was established as the main objective of the Marlins in the offseason, as they prepare to open a luxurious new stadium near downtown Miami in April.